Education is the basic right of every child and is essential for their cognitive, emotional, social, cultural and physical development. It provides the knowledge and skills they need to integrate into and contribute to their societies.
On a wider societal level, access to education is critical to tackling poverty, reducing inequality and empowering women and marginalised groups.
Children with albinism face multiple forms of discrimination which can lead to their exclusion from society. Attitudes towards people with albinism, as well as a lack of resources, can compound the challenges they face in accessing education.
Tomorrow I will sit down with Susan Mwape as she shares her story, being a young lady living with albinism in Zambia today